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Giant iPad Apple could be a dream device

Aug 27, 2014 at 13:16 | Source: Economic Times

For months, there have been rumblings throughout Apple's supply chain that the company is working on a new iPad with a larger screen. On Tuesday, those mushy rumors got a bit more credible when Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to launch a larger i...

National optic fibre network would herald e-commerce revolution, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Aug 27, 2014 at 13:01 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Urging all states governments to overcome political differences and come together to connect India through digital highways, communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the national optic fibre network (NOFN) would herald a...

Xiaomi plans R D centre in India, Bangalore may host local centre for Apple of China

Aug 27, 2014 at 13:01 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi, China's largest handset maker which has created a stir with its flash sales strategy, has identified India as a key market and said it plans to set up an R&D and design centre in Bangalore that will focus on customising devices for...

BJP, RSS on the wrong track: They must pipe down about 'Love Jihad'

Aug 27, 2014 at 11:38 | Source: FirstPost

The BJP and the Sangh Parivar are kicking up a big fuss over Love Jihad. They should pipe down. Not only will they be heating up an already communal atmosphere, they are also on the wrong track.Leaving aside some anecdotal incidents of inter-communal...

Despite woeful start, it's too early to press panic button at Manchester United

Aug 27, 2014 at 10:29 | Source: FirstPost

A draw squeezed between two losses the second of which was downright embarrassing. That is Manchester United's competitive record under new manager Louis van Gaal, the man under whom everything was supposed to change at the club after last season's ...

Iitiimshaadi.com to help find matrimonial alliances for people passing from top institutes like IIMs IITs

Aug 27, 2014 at 09:51 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Matrimonial alliances in India have forever been based on criteria like caste, religion, social and economic status, but attempts are being made to move beyond and look for likeminded people on the basis of which college they went to. Iiti...

Poroshenko to seek ceasefire plan after "very tough" talks with Putin

Aug 27, 2014 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

MINSK (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.The first negotiations...

Instant messenger app Hike gets $65 million from Tiger Global, other investors

Aug 27, 2014 at 04:56 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: About a decade and half after Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel raised $60 million from Warburg Pincus, Hike, the instant messenger app company founded by his son Kavin, has raised $65 million from foreign investors led by New York-based Tiger ...

Iitiimshaadi to help find matrimonial alliances for people passing from top institutes including IIMs and IITs

Aug 27, 2014 at 04:56 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Matrimonial alliances in India have forever been based on criteria like caste, religion, social and economic status, but attempts are being made to move beyond and look for likeminded people on the basis of which college they went to. Iiti...

Xiaomi plans R D in India, Bangalore may host local centre for Apple of China

Aug 27, 2014 at 04:21 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi, China's largest handset maker which has created a stir with its flash sales strategy, has identified India as a key market and said it plans to set up an R&D and design centre in Bangalore that will focus on customising devices for...

WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

Aug 27, 2014 at 02:15 | Source: FirstPost

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.In a long-awaited r...

Putin and Poroshenko set out different paths to peace in Ukraine

Aug 27, 2014 at 01:15 | Source: FirstPost

MINSK (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin urged his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday not to escalate an offensive against pro-Moscow rebels, and threatened economic retaliation for signing a trade accord with the European Union.At the leader...

Service sector growth slowed in latest quarter, CBI says

Aug 26, 2014 at 20:37 | Source: BBC

Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, according to a survey from business lobby group, the CBI. Growth in business volumes in consumer services was the slowest since last year, the CBI said. However, optimism among cons...

US house prices rise more slowly in June

Aug 26, 2014 at 20:37 | Source: BBC

US house prices slowed in June, continuing a long-term deceleration in the US housing market. The closely-watched S P/Case Shiller 20-city index saw an 8.1% yearly price rise in June, compared with a 9.4% yearly increase in May. Prices in Las Vegas, ...

Mozilla's first low-cost smartphone on sale in India

Aug 26, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: BBC

Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, has launched a new low-cost smartphone in India that will retail for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90). The phone is only for sale on India's online shopping site, Snapdeal. The Intex Cloud FX run...

What does Amazon hope to gain from Twitch?

Aug 26, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: BBC

An oft-quoted cliche has it that today gaming is bigger than Hollywood . That is still nonsense, of course, when it comes to mass cultural appeal. But in terms of sheer revenue, it's increasingly hard to argue with. And the almost-$1bn (£600m) ...

Burger King and Tim Hortons agree merger details

Aug 26, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: BBC

Burger King has confirmed that it plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, for about $11bn (£6.6bn; 8.3bn euros). The deal would create the world's third-largest fast-food chain, with 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries...

Hike raises $65 million from foreign investors, including Tiger Global

Aug 26, 2014 at 18:46 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Home-bred instant messenger app Hike has raised $65 million (Rs 400 crore) from overseas investors, with New York-based Tiger Global being the major contributor, as the market for such apps heats up in India where consumers are increasing...

Xiaomi Redmi 1S launched at Rs 5,999; smartphone maker takes fight to the entry level

Aug 26, 2014 at 16:16 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Xiaomi's on a roll - it's just been a few weeks since the Mi 3 officially launched and their flash sale model on Flipkart is working exceedingly well. "We greatly underestimated user demand" said Manu Jain, head of India operations for Xi...

Tech Mahindra in talks to acquire more firms: Anand Mahindra

Aug 26, 2014 at 15:45 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Country's fifth largest software services firm Tech Mahindra is in talks to acquire technology firms, both in India and overseas, to enhance competencies and geographic reach, its Chairman Anand Mahindra said. Mahindra, who is also the Ch...

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